The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

William Kamkwamba
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Part 1 - Prologue, Chapters 1 and 2

• In the Prologue, William Kamkwamba put the finishing touches on his windmill.

• He tested it and it worked.

• All his hard work and determination paid off.

• Before William discovered science, magic ruled his world.

• The first memory William had of the influence of magic was when he was six years old.

• He had eaten some stolen gum and was worried that he was cursed.

• His father deflected the curse and became William's hero.

• Although William's father did not believe in magic, Trywell told many stories and legends about magic.

• William's family were raised in the Presbyterian church, and Trywell believed that God's power was greater than magic.

• William had two friends he spent most of his time with, Geoffrey and Gilbert.

• Geoffrey was William's cousin and Gilbert was the son of a powerful tribal chief.

• The boys liked to make trips to the...

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